Zion National Park, NP59
2015 Stew Perry Top Band Challenge
Transmit antenna was an east/west oriented 160 meter dipole at 5,300 ft. supported by observation deck flagpole and overlooking the Virgin River Valley 1,200 feet below. Zion National Park in the background.
Receive antenna was a newly installed 8 position BOG (beverage of the ground) system. Each beverage wire is 500' to 1000' in length.
WA7LNW CW / RTTY Skimmer
Real time spots are being generated from an SDR receiver located near Zion National Park, Utah at an elevation 5300 ft.
CW Skimmer equipment: QuickSilver QS1R software defined receiver, Clifton 11 db preamplifier, Cushcraft R-7 Vertical antenna and HP quad processor computer connected to wireless high speed internet link. WA7LNW CW Skimmer is receiving Amateur Radio stations calling CQ in CW mode on 7 HF frequency bands simultaniously within a 97 Khz bandwidth. Call signs are decoded and uploaded to the Reverse Beacon Network website.
Cool map option: click on "options - show / hide" and select map "show" to display stations on world map. Great feature and fun to watch radio propagation changing throughout the day.
CW Skimmer antenna is located at edge overlooking the Virgin River Valley, 1,200 ft. below.
* * * * 10 Meter CW Propagation Beacon OFF THE AIR * * * *
Lightning Strike! August 2014
Beacon is being rebuilt and will be back on the air by Dec. 15, 2015
Beacon transmitting on 28.288 Mhz, 24 hour operation
Transmitter: Radio Shack HTX-100 @ 5 Watts
Antenna: Solarcon A-99, 10 Meter Vertical (mounted on rock ledge 1,200 ft above valley floor)
Keyer: United Micro XT-4 Beacon Keyer
"(5 sec. key down carrier) WA7LNW/B 5W DM37 QTH UT QSL INFO QRZ.COM 73"
Please e-mail your signal report to: (wa7lnw "at" gmail "dot" com).
The WA7LNW/B 10 meter CW propagation beacon is now located on top a remote mesa (elevation 5,300 ft) 8 miles west of Zion National Park in southwestern Utah.
REVERSE BEACON NET (BEACONS)
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First licensed as WN7LNW (Novice) in January 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona and currently a holder of a Extra Class license. I prefer to operate CW and RTTY modes.
My station consists of Elecraft K-3 serial # 3465, HF remote Kenwood TS-480SAT, FT-1000MP, Kenwood TS-440S/AT, assorted homebrew QRP transceivers, Ameritron AL-80B, Alpha 76A amplifier. Antenna system is a 2 element, 5 band HEX beam at 82 ft. and variety of wire antennas.
Antenna System - 2 element 5 band HEX beam at 72 ft., HF-2V vertical on 40/80, 160 meter dipole suspended across edge of cliff.
TS-480 / Remoterig HF Remote System station is 19 miles from home QTH and controlled over the internet.
CQWW RTTY 2015, N1MM+ Screen Shot
QRP Building and Portable Operation
Enjoy building battery operated QRP radios and taking them on hikes into the near by National Parks on weekends and during QRP contests.
Built a Elecraft K-2 QRP transceiver, serial #660, giving me both SSB and CW QRP capability. Often take my K-2 or NorCal 40A transceivers into the field or mobile in both winter and summer months to operate QRP battery power. Also built RockMite and SMK-1 QRPp 40 meter transceivers.
If you hear me on the air operating WA7LNW/QRP please give me a call.
73's de Jack, WA7LNW
P.S. LOTW within 5 days of our QSO.
Those wishing a traditional QSL card from WA7LNW, please send your QSL Direct with an SASE to:
Jack Reed, WA7LNW -- 2902 E. Slick Rock Rd. -- Washington, UT 84780 -- U.S.A.
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